PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 30: Brandon Graham #55 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on and smiles after a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field on October 30, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
While Darius Slay may be leaving, along with a lot of the Eagles’ free agents, one popular Eagles player is confirmed to be returning. Brandon Graham and the Eagles agreed to a one-year deal, that could be worth up to $6 million, per Tim McManus. Brandon Graham is coming off of a career year. He racked up a career-best 11 sacks, despite playing fewer snaps than ever. He helped the Eagles get back to the 2nd Super Bowl in his time on the team.
Graham is the longest-tenured member of the Eagles. He was drafted by the Eagles back in 2010. He did not start off as popular as he is now. For years Eagles fans were upset the team drafted him over Safety Earl Thomas. But sometime between then, and getting a strip sack to help seal the Super Bowl win, Brandon Graham became one of the most popular Eagles in the city. He has played 178 games for the Eagles. The current franchise leader in games played is David Akers with 188. So as long as Graham stays healthy, he could finish next season as the franchise’s All-Time leader in games played.
H is also currently 4th all times in sacks for the Eagles with 70. He is 6 behind Clyde Simmons, 15.5 behind Trent Cole, and 50 behind Reggie White. So while he could end up 3rd all-time, it will be a bit hard to catch Cole. And impossible to catch White.
Graham told McManus why he decided to stay with the Eagles.
“I definitely don’t want to miss out on this championship that we’re about to make a run for,” Graham told ESPN.
Now Eagles will focus their attention to trying to work out Jalen Hurt’s extension, deciding what other free agents they can bring back, and figuring out what is going on with Darius Slay.
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Would the Eagles actually consider Bijan Robinson at pick 10? There certainly seems to be a ton of Mock Drafters saying so. And not just random dudes with blogs. Some of the big names in draft coverage are connecting the Eagles to Bijan Robinson. Both Dane Brugler from The Athletic and Todd McShay from ESPN selected Bijan for the Eagles at 10.
Miles Sanders is going to leave in free agency. So RB is a need, even if the Eagles are confident in Kenny Gainwell stepping into a larger role. But big enough of a need for them to break tradition and modern NFL thought and spend a top-10 pick on an RB? Probably not.
Especially considering the long grocery list of other needs the Eagles have. Adam Schefter’s reporting on The John Kincade Show suggests the Eagles could be losing nearly all their big-name free agents. The Eagles’ defense will need a massive overhaul, and much of that will have to come in the draft. A great RB would be a luxury. But when you are already budgeting to make sure you get all the essentials like bread and eggs at the grocery store, it is not necessarily wise to also buy a prime rib.
But enough people are connecting the Texas RB and the Eagles, that he is at least worth looking at. And man is this guy fun to watch. Is Bijan Robinson really the game-breaking RB so many think he will be in the NFL? Good enough to be worth using a top-10 pick on? Or are these supposed draft experts just making a pick that there is no chance of actually happening? Since his name keeps coming up, let’s get to know him better.
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